Media Centre

headspace can provide media with access to expert comment on issues related to youth mental health as well as background information, statistics and images. We have a range of spokespeople available for comment, including headspace clinicians, psychologists, youth workers as well as young people who have their own personal mental health stories to share.

Availability for comment

headspace welcomes the opportunity to talk with media to provide insight on the issues youth face and help remove the stigma around mental health and asking for help. We’re able to comment on:

  • Youth mental health generally
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Mental health stigma and prevention
  • Early intervention
  • Bullying, cyber bullying
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Body image and eating disorders
  • Youth suicide
  • Relationship break ups
  • LGBTI issues
  • Exam stress
  • Indigenous social and emotional well being
  • Homelessness

For more information, call headspace national media contact Bronte Tarn-Weir on 0413 025 385 or send an email to media@headspace.org.au

Reporting guidelines

Any story about mental health and young people should include details for headspace and the following guideline:

People aged 12-25 seeking help for a mental health problem should contact headspace at www.headspace.org.au

Details of other organisations, such as LifeLine and Kids' Helpline, should also be included, depending on the nature and content of the story.

More information about reporting on suicide can be found here: http://www.mindframe-media.info/

        
Media Releases
News

headspace welcomes $1.1 billion package announced by Government

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation welcomes the $1.1 billion package announced by the Federal Government today which includes expanded Medicare-subsidised telehealth services for all Australians, vital for all young people wanting to access mental health services via headspace during COVID-19.

COVID-19 and headspace

To reduce risk and ensure safety of the centre and the community, headspace is encouraging young people and family and friends to not attend the centre if they have mild respiratory symptoms including, runny nose, sore throat, cough, or fever and instead get in touch by phone with regard to seeking support for their mental health.

headspace Margaret River to open mid 2020

Young people in and around Margaret River will soon be able to access mental health services closer to home, with a lease secured for a local headspace satellite service in the town.

Young people in the Pilbara will continue to benefit from the innovative headspace outreach service that has been making a real difference in the community.

Since it began in 2017, the unique outreach service has been working with community, schools and Indigenous health services to take counsellors and support staff into the field to where help is needed.

Psychological distress too high for young people in LGBTIQA+ communities

headspace is urging all Australians to increase their understanding of the experience of young people in LGBTIQA+ communities, following outcomes of new research

Support services for young people in Batemans Bay

Young people affected by the recent bushfires will soon be able to access youth friendly, confidential mental health and wellbeing services through a bushfire response service in Batemans Bay.

headspace welcomes government’s commitment to support mental health of those affected by bushfires

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation welcomes the announcement from the Federal Government made today to dedicate funds for ongoing mental health support to individuals, families and communities impacted by the bushfires in Australia.

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